(Photographic Supplement, Plate 41)

Dinarics in Western Asia: II

FIG. 1 (3 views). A Syrian from Damascus; a perfect example of a Syrian Dinaric. The Syrians, who are, as a whole, highly Dinaricized, contain Mediterranean elements of Arabian origin as well as the long-faced elements shown in Plates 17 and 18.

FIG. 2 (3 views). A Lebanese from Baalbek, Lebanese Republic. The Lebanese on the whole are more brachycephalic than the Damascenes; this individual is longer-headed than most, and inclines facially toward the Alpine prototype.

FIG. 3 (3 views). A Syrian from the district of Beka'a, with a cephalic index of almost 100. His extraordinary shortness of the cranial vault must be partly due to cradling, a practice which has affected the head form of many Syrians, Armenians, and also probably some Albanians. Cradling, however, is not the cause of Dinaricization, but merely a factor which may intensify it.

FIG. 4 (3 views). A Druze from the Shuf district; facially this individual actually resembles the Yemenis from whom the Druzes as a whole claim descent. His extreme brachycephaly may be partly the result of cradling.